ICM WORKSHOPS

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We don’t find an answer, we discover a process. It is not about fixing anything. It is about being in relation. Thomas Hübl

The Relational Principles of the ICM

  • Allowing “what is” to be present  often awakens a higher coherence within the group where the beauty of unconditional belonging  comes to life.
  • As a spacious group process, the ICM movement invites both inner and outer attunement where we discover a profound relational presence or inter-being living within our nervous system. 
  • The group-inter-being opens a more conscious relationship with life through exploring stuck trauma patterns and the movement of our soul.
  • The network of nerves within our limbic system contains a deep connection with life as it is and is naturally informed by both timeless and time bound dimensions. [The word limbic is from Latin limbus, meaning “edge.” The evolution of our consciousness literally lives on the “edge” between our emotional wounding (trauma)  and the soul’s embodied potential.]
  • A traumatized limbic system feels asynchronous, presenting emotions and moods that are difficult to presence on our own. As these are seen and felt as “trapped energy” rather than “wrong,” they begin to melt into new life-connections.

Winter/Spring 2023 ICM Workshop Themes                                                                 

All Workshops begin with a theme-related meditation, Silence, and Triad sharing. 

Workshops occur on Saturdays from
10 AM to 1 PM (Pacific), with Follow-up groups the following Saturday from 10 to 11:30 AM (Pacific).(Price options below.)

Grounding Thought: Making Sense of the Present  Jan. 28 (Feb. 4 Follow-up)

Heart Feet: Walking with the Ancestors  March 4  (March 11 Follow-up)

Evolutionary Belonging: Finding our Place where We Are April 15  (April 22 Follow-up)

Timeless Listening: The Heart’s Compass  May 27 (June 3 Follow-up)                                               

Note: Due to the Zoom formatting, workshops are limited to 11 participants. Please check availability before registering (text or call 1-604-222-4111).

Follow-up Sessions:                                                                                                                                         

Triads: are a practice of sharing and listening from our body and heart in a connected way. Reflective insights are welcome, but discussion and/or advice-giving are discouraged.                                                                                                                                                           

Vocal Sound Healings: focus on the profoundly connecting resonance of the human voice using five vowel sounds.

  • Attuned vocal sound relaxes the nervous system. This allows further integration of the ICM workshop the week before.
  • We hear from the womb and sound is the last sense to leave us as we depart from the body in death.
  • The soul is held in a timeless universal sound frequency. 

Workshop Registration

E-transfer is preferred, but PayPal (below), cash, or cheque are also welcome. 

Cost: $85 for each ICM Workshop (& Follow-up Group)

Cost: $295 for all four Winter/Spring ICM Workshops (& Follow-up Groups)

“Returning to Silence” Mini-series

Time: 10 to 11:15 AM Pacific
Dates:  9 Mondays between ICM Workshops: Feb. 13, 20, 27;  March 20, 27 April 3;  May 1, 8, 15 (attending as many practices as possible is encouraged, but not mandatory. All sessions are recorded.)
Cost: Free for participants of at least 2 ICM Workshops or $105 (CAD)

  • Silence is an organic spacious quality within our soul where life begins to land more authentically. 
  • But authenticity often bumps up against unconscious habits of our conditioning.
  • An embodied spirituality is a practice of being present for the tension between our socially conditioned self and our unconditioned soul qualities.
  • Presencing these two forces within a group allows us to feel the healing pulse of Silence within our own heart. It is a call home.

Learning to till the sacred soil of inner-silence within modernity is challenging. It is also vitally important to an embodied spiritual practice. An embodied (or relational) spiritual practice thrives when:

  • colonized mind habits are seen clearly
  • habits of numbing, judging, or abandoning are seen and felt
  • experiences of expansion and contraction are understood as teachers
  • life is honoured as it is 
  • spacious awareness is palpable & restorative
As the Tao te Ching reminds us: The journey of 1000 miles begins underneath our own feet.  
These 75 minute groups begin with meditation, attunement practices, and triad & group sharing.

Mini-series Registration

Cost: $105 (CAD $) for the “Returning to Silence” Mini-series

Group Inner Constellation Mobiles (ICM)

The intimate and transpersonal nature of healing in the ICM Workshops reveals our spiritual capacity to hold space for both wounded patterns and soul-potential. Augmented by the group’s attuned listening-process, increased insight and relational depth increases. Within this spacious energy-field, healing occurs organically.  
 
Creating a group field that allows trauma contractions to surface requires a coherent stillness where nothing is pushed or “fixed.” Paradoxically it is the non-movement of stillness that allows healing movements to awaken within our nervous systems. When several bodies do this, it influences the collective field. We begin to breathe a sort of collective inner-space together–a permission to be authentically present with what is emerging now. A transpersonal healing modality allows us to access trauma-symptoms in our nervous systems, while also feeling the simple beauty of human connection.
 
This work is original and organic. I continue to learn and grow from it as my understanding of the ICM evolves. I am grateful for the vessel of learning it provides and for the courageous participants willing to explore with me. As of November 2021, the current working title of my doctoral thesis is Constellating the Sacred in Everyday Life: Belonging in our Becoming.
 The Origin of the ICM
  • After ten years of studying and leading groups in the relationship between inner-stillness and living in the world, a symbol or “map of the territory” emerged strongly in my awareness upon awakening in May 2018. I have called the map an “Inner Constellation Mobile” (ICM) as it reveals more clearly the inner-dynamics we inevitably encounter in relationship to stillness practices. It spells out the movement of both our belonging and our becoming: i.e., the movement of the conditioned and ancestral influences of how we have learned to belong in the world, as well as our timeless potential as soul. As the mobile takes shape organically, a deep healing process begins between the constellations. We discover that healing and integration begin naturally when our numb or activated trauma patterns are seen and experienced with participants. We come to a visceral understanding that one person’s healing is every-person’s healing.

    The ICM conveys our relationship to Silence and inner-stillness as an energetic-movement that can be felt in our nervous system (specifically within the limbic system). The ICM movement is comprised of the Soul (spaciousness and listening) interfacing with the complexity of centuries of human conditioning (including family/ancestral and cultural constellations). Succinct, yet mobile, the six different constellations become an embodied representation of our inner landscape.

    As in Family Constellations work, the Inner Constellations are energetically represented by other participants. When participants are chosen to energetically represent one of the constellations, they begin to experience the nature of transpersonal relationship. We discover that the energetic movement we are representing also exists in us! Undermining habits of “othering” and separation, we experience the liberating truth of our oneness with all of life. No matter what appears in the constellated aspects, it is the same evolutionary impulse restoring us to life.

    If you wish more information or to register through cash or etransfer, please call or text me (Laura) at 1-604-222-4111 .